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The grandMA Helps Fleetwood Mac Get “Unleashed” For Its New Tour

FleetwoodFleetwood Mac is starting its “Unleashed” greatest hits tour with lighting design by Paul “Arlo” Guthrie. Arlo chose a pair of full-size grandMAs for lighting and video control. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of the grandMA in North America.

The band commenced its tour of the US and Canada in Pittsburgh on March 1. It will continue to play dates through the summer. more

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SMOKEY ROBINSON REALLY GETS A HOLD ON SHURE

Smokey Robinsonu>Motown Icon Performs With PSM® 700 Personal In-ear Monitors

NILES, IL, April 2, 2009 — William “Smokey? Robinson hardly needs an introduction. With more than 4,000 songs to his credit spanning a musical career of 50-plus years, Robinson was one of the architects of the legendary Motown sound. Producing the label’s first million-selling hit, “Shop Around? in 1960, he charted countless others with The Miracles from 1960 into the ‘70s, wrote and produced tracks for other Motown hit makers, and served as the record company’s VP under lifelong friend and Motown founder Berry Gordy from 1961-1988. more

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Christie And American High Definition, Inc. Made 51st Grammy Awards Sing

GrammysLos Angeles-based audio-visual rental and staging company American Hi Definition, Inc. marked its 12th year supporting the live Grammy Awards telecast by powering an array of rear-projection screens with the Christie Roadster series of 3-chip DLP(r) projectors. The 51st Grammy Awards show was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California where an AV-rich set took center stage. more

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YAMAHA COMMERCIAL AUDIO SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES MAJOR UPGRADE TO THE M7CL DIGITAL AUDIO CONSOLE

yamaha-m7cl-48-console.jpgBUENA PARK, Calif.⎯Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced a major software upgrade to its successful M7CL-32 and 48-channel digital mixing consoles. The Yamaha M7CLv2 software incorporates features requested by thousands of Yamaha console users worldwide including Global Paste, enabling simultaneous editing of multiple scenes, and Matrix Sends on Fader, providing access to 24 mix buses. more

Coemar Infinity Spot S, Wash XL Lights Lock It Down For Kanye West On VH1 Storytellers

KanyeAs top recording artist Kanye West boldly reflected on fragments of his life and career for VH1 Storytellers recently, Coemar Infinity Spot S and Wash XL lights touched the sky with a power and vibrancy only West could match.

Only Coemar Infinitys (and LED’s) could play upon such bountiful footage as open flames and riveting ribbons, and not get lost in his captivating stories so eloquently told. “Kanye’s a character,” notes VH1 Storytellers lighting designer Tom Kenny. “He’s such a visual artist, and he just loved the lighting and set for this show.” more

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WARREN HUART, THE FRAY, AND API GO NUMBER ONE!

warren_huart.JPGJESSUP, MARYLAND – MARCH 2009: Both engineer/producer Warren Huart and the popular group The Fray were no strangers to the great API sound when they purchased one of the first API 1608 small-frame analog consoles back in 2008 to record their second album entitled The Fray. This record has done nearly the impossible for most follow-ups: it went gold in five weeks and debuted number one on the Billboard record charts. more

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HD Over IP Deployed in Czech Republic: IPTV Provider MATTES AD Uses HaiVision H.264 MAKO Codec to Deliver New Barrandov TV Channel

MONTREAL — March 31, 2009 — HaiVision Network Video, the world’s leading vendor of high definition (HD) H.264 TelePresence codecs, today announced that the Czech Republic’s MATTES AD, a leader in the country’s video-over-IP (VoIP) market, is using the hai1000™ series encoder and MAKO-HD™ codec to enable IPTV delivery of the new TV Barrandov channel in HD. more

JBL VERTEC® Line Array System Stars In India’s 54th IDEA Filmfare Awards With SOUND.COM

331jbl_filmfareawards.jpgNORTHRIDGE, California – On February 28, 2009, SOUND.COM Pvt. Ltd. deployed a JBL VERTEC® line array system for the 54th IDEA Filmfare Awards at the Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai. This marks the second straight year in which SOUND.COM has provided the audio services for the Filmfare Awards, informally known as the “Oscars of Bollywood.?

One of the oldest and most prominent events in the Indian film industry, the Filmfare Awards brings out the biggest and brightest stars of Bollywood. Two such stars, actors Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor, hosted this year’s awards ceremony. more

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New Marcus Theatres® UltraScreen® At Orland Park Cinema Sports JBL ScreenArray® And AE Series Loudspeaker System

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Continuing the successful relationship between Marcus Theatres® and Harman cinema products, the Chicago suburb of Orland Park, Illinois recently celebrated the opening of a new 70-foot-wide UltraScreen® at the Orland Park Cinema. The Orland Park UltraScreen theater seats 400 and is Marcus Theatres’ 12th UltraScreen to date. more

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AURALEX ACOUSTICS HELPS AUDIOENGINE’S NEW POST PRODUCTION FACILITY RUN ON ALL CYLINDERS

ae_space_array.JPGPHOENIX, AZ, MARCH 31, 2009 – audioEngine, a post production facility with studios in New York and Phoenix, recently expanded its Phoenix facility with the addition of a new suite for composer Jason Camiolo. With the new space came new sound quality issues that audioEngine staff composer and producer Jason Camiolo needed to address in order to achieve consistent and balanced audio between the two locations. In order to solve such challenges, audioEngine turned to Auralex Acoustics to analyze and outfit the space with its best-selling acoustical treatment products. more

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